This week we are highlighting an update from CBS News on expected changes to Medicare Advantage plans in 2018.
Big changes expected in many 2018 Medicare Advantage plans | CBS News | August 28, 2017
Changes in plan structures and a dearth of insurers in rural areas may leave consumers with fewer choices and , which begins October 15….
…In the recent past, some Medicare Advantage plan members have been struggling to find the care they need, especially those who have acute or chronic illnesses. About one-third of people eligible for Medicare enroll in Advantage plans. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that a large number of Medicare Advantage enrollees, especially those in poor health, drop out of the plans because they have trouble getting access to the care they need. Of the 126 Medicare Advantage plans studied, the GAO found 35 of them had disproportionately high numbers of sick people dropping out.